Video8 tapeWe can record your Video8 8MM video tape to digital files so it may be viewed on current digital video players, computers, and mobile devices. They can also be used in video editing software like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, DaVinci Resolve, Vegas, and iMovie. Popular file formats we can provide are ProRes, MOV, MP4, M4V, and AVI.

The Video8 form factor and player mechanics were developed by Kodak in 1984. Sony released the first Handycam camcorder in 1985 which used Video8 which was much smaller than the competitions’ VHS and Betamax camcorders available at the time. Video 8 was small like VHS-C but less popular due to its incompatibility with standard VHS VCRs. Next came Hi-8 which had an improved picture quality on the same tape format.

Do you think your tape might be a multitrack audio tape? It is the exact same type of tape but it can record either video or digital audio depending on the machine it was used in. It could be a DTRS tape which we can transfer.